Category Archives: Adventures in Running

Fuel for the Run, Fuel for Life

Runners often talk about proper “fuel” for a run.  Usually it refers to the nutrition your body needs to provide energy and stamina to carry you through the long run.  Last week, though, a thought occurred to me and has stuck … Continue reading

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10 Things a New Runner Needs for Summer Training

When I returned to running, I was a relatively new single mom on a very low income.   My funds were very limited at the time, but I knew I needed to get healthy and running was my method of … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Coach: Positive Attitude Required

If you spoke to anyone I have run with or have coached over the last several years, they would generally say I am a positive encouraging person.  For the most part, that is true.  There are times, though, it can … Continue reading

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Running in a Winter Wonderland

I’ve seen the term “polar vortex” thrown around a few times recently in regards to the weather here in Misery (aka Missouri, but right now “Misery” seems to fit).  We had a nearly crippling snow storm earlier this week that … Continue reading

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Character Building

Today was a training run at one of the tougher parks the training team uses.  You either love Queeny or you hate it, but you ALWAYS respect it.  Today was no exception. My morning started about 5 minutes before my … Continue reading

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The Start of the Insanity

I won’t get into why I decided to start running in the first place, that’s a story for another time.  Instead, this is about my first steps and how a simple 5k led me to become the (Marathon) Maniac I … Continue reading

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